1961 Games 91 & 92: Minnesota Twins (37-53) @ Los Angeles Angels (38-54)

Wednesday July 19, 1961

Twins 6, Angels 0
Angels 2, Twins 1

It was a rare thing for the 1961 Twins to have both the pitching and the hitting working in the same game, but that happened in game one of the double header against the Angels. Bob Allison hit a pair of home runs (18 & 19) and Harmon Killebrew added a long ball (28) as the Twins offense mounted a six-run outburst.

The run production was more than enough for Camilo Pasucal, who pitched his best game of the season. He allowed no runs on five hits, but even more impressively, struck out 15 Angels on his way to victory. His Bill James’ game score was 91, best of the season so far for the Twins.

Jack Kralick pitched well in game two, allowing just one run on three hits in seven innings pitched. It was not enough for a Twins team that managed just one run off of Art Fowler – Killebrew’s 29th home run of the season.

Team Name                        G    W    L    T   PCT    GB    RS   RA
New York Yankees                91   58   32    1  .644     -   486  369
Detroit Tigers                  93   59   33    1  .641     -   493  392
Baltimore Orioles               93   51   41    1  .554   8.0   400  368
Cleveland Indians               94   51   43    0  .543   9.0   451  419
Chicago White Sox               94   47   47    0  .500  13.0   451  435
Boston Red Sox                  95   44   50    1  .468  16.0   416  474
Washington Senators             92   42   50    0  .457  17.0   385  425
Los Angeles Angels              94   39   54    1  .419  20.5   411  430
Minnesota Twins                 92   38   54    0  .413  21.0   417  482
Kansas City Athletics           92   33   58    1  .363  25.5   395  511
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